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C. 1730 English Side Chair

London. Ca. 1730.

Queen Anne style

Yoke-shaped top rail embellished with central carved shell.

Stiles flat in front curve in and out and back out just above seat.

Center splat is vase-shaped.

Cabriole front legs with carvings on knees culminating in claw-and-ball feet.

Walnut and burl walnut veneer, beech secondary.

Seating furniture of this quality was normally produced in sets of twelve or more.

On display in 2003 at the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Photos and their arrangement © 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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